Green Card for a Religious Worker (Minister or Nonminister)
Congress amended the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) in 1990 to create a special immigrant status for ministers and nonministers in religious vocations and occupations.
To be eligible in the religious worker category, you must:
To apply for a green card while in the United States, you must file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
Supporting Evidence for Form I-485
You should submit all of the following evidence with your Form I-485:
If you are outside the United States, please see the “Consular Processing” webpage.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/08/2010